Turf (Use and Development) Act, 1936

Power of the Minister to purchase land from the Irish Land Commission for the Board.

21.—(1) The Minister may, if and whenever he so thinks proper on the recommendation of the Board, purchase from the Irish Land Commission for and on behalf of the Board any land vested in the Irish Land Commission which is required by the Board for all or any of the following purposes, that is to say, the production, the preparation for sale, or the storage of turf, or any purpose ancillary to such production, preparation, or storage.

(2) The following provisions shall have effect in respect of every purchase of land by the Minister from the Irish Land Commission under this section, that is to say:—

(a) such land shall be so purchased at such price and upon such other terms and conditions as shall be agreed upon by the Minister and the Irish Land Commission, subject to the restriction that in assessing such price no regard shall be had to, nor any enhancement of price allowed for, any improvements executed on such land with moneys paid or advanced out of the Central Fund or out of moneys provided by the Oireachtas;

(b) such land shall be conveyed by the Irish Land Commission to the Board;

(c) the price to be paid by the Minister to the Irish Land Commission for such land shall be provided and paid by the Board;

(d) the Board shall defray all the costs and expenses of the Minister and of the Irish Land Commission of or incidental to such purchase.

(3) In this section (except this sub-section) the word “land” includes any easement, profit á prendre, or other right over or in relation to any land, and the power of purchase conferred by this section shall extend to the purchase of any such right, whether in conjunction with or apart from the purchase of land.